You Can’t Just Wake Up And Beat Depression Today.

“The will to win is not nearly at important as the will to prepare to win.” – attributed to Bobby Knight, John Wooden, & Vince Lombardi; exact source unknown. If you’re not familiar with Ross Tucker, he’s an NFL expert who hosts a popular podcast, among other things. He’s a smart & funny guy withContinue reading “You Can’t Just Wake Up And Beat Depression Today.”

You Can Start Feeling Better With Something Very Small.

You may try, but you will never be able to make today the same as yesterday. You can stay in bed, but the date will still change. You’ll move your body in different ways. You’ll age. Nothing ever stays the same. Not you, not the world around you, and most definitely not what you thinkContinue reading “You Can Start Feeling Better With Something Very Small.”

How To Turn Guilt Around

We all have to deal with guilt.  One thing that I always felt guilty about was being privileged. I recall seeing a beggar for the first time and thinking, ‘Why is he there, and I here?’ That feeling stayed with me. It stayed with me when I met other kids who couldn’t afford new sneakers,Continue reading “How To Turn Guilt Around”

Finding Purpose

I don’t think we have just one purpose in life. I do believe we should have as much as possible. At my worst, I felt zero purpose. I didn’t believe that one existed for me. (That was not true.) We perform our best when doing something with purpose. The most obvious example would be ‘for family’. But weContinue reading “Finding Purpose”

Just … Go.

People used to just go. Pursuing your dreams is a trending topic today, but, it’s not new. Perhaps it’s simply that we’ve moved too far away from our freedom. Bobby Womack’s father was a preacher who kicked him out of the house at age sixteen. He didn’t want Bobby to sing R&B, instead of Gospel.Continue reading “Just … Go.”

How To Make Friends With Failure

I want to share something with you which I’ve learned from more four-hundred consecutive daily posts on this blog. Many friends and family asked me, in different ways, ‘Why? Why do you blog? How many people are reading it? Who is reading it? What is the purpose? What is the end game?’ In over oneContinue reading “How To Make Friends With Failure”

“The Big Picture” by Brittany Fichter

Brittany Fichter doesn’t just write about neurological disorders, education, and loving life by the grace of God; she lives them. Her blog posts are as thoroughly researched as any that I’ve come across, and they have a certain authenticity woven into them that you can’t miss. Those things don’t happen by accident; they happen because sheContinue reading ““The Big Picture” by Brittany Fichter”

Don’t Ever Stop Publishing

When someone ‘likes’ a post on my blog, it has real meaning for me. I am not a ‘numbers’ guy – I hardly ever check my stats. Scott Berkun interestingly describes the process by which the WordPress ‘like’ function developed into what it is today in this fascinating book. The point is, he and hisContinue reading “Don’t Ever Stop Publishing”

How Much Are You Worth?

It’s not often that you have to define, in dollars, how much you are worth. How do assess your value? I hesitate to put a numerical value on any person, but, when negotiating for a salary, that’s what you have to do. I think it’s a useful exercise to work through even if you are notContinue reading “How Much Are You Worth?”

Every Day Is Filled With Choices

You might feel like every day is exactly the same. Except it’s not: it’s a series of opportunities to do everything differently. I’ve been working the same job for about twelve years, yet these last few weeks everything has changed in the way I approach it. I have an endless list of little things toContinue reading “Every Day Is Filled With Choices”